Prior to this trip, I had never flown internationally from SJC before, so I was really excited to fly out from San Jose, and to experience the Boeing 787 for the first time! ANA was the first airline to introduce the 787 in 2011, and they currently have the largest fleet of 787’s in the world. [click to continue…]


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Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since my last post….but I’ve been busy enjoying my around the world trip =)

I’m now back in California, and in the next few days, I’m going to show you how rewarding traveling hacking can be! As most of you know, FIF recently returned home from his around the world trip to Japan, Thailand, and Italy. He had an awesome time experiencing 1st Class travel, and now I want to show you how it was possible.

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The New Job: Two Weeks Completed (October 10, 2014)

by FI Fighter on October 11, 2014

in Career

Two weeks ago, I started a new job at another high-tech company. Prior to accepting this offer, I was out vacationing around the world in August, and I was getting very much acclimated to the type of life I envisioned early FI would look like…

I won’t deny that I had the time of my life in August; everyday was a unique and incredible experience. So, with all that said, it may seem a little shocking to you as to why I would all of a sudden reverse course and execute a [click to continue…]



Side Hustle #1 rehab is now finally complete! Nope, we still don’t have a tenant in place, but now that the place is COMPLETELY turnkey ready, I don’t anticipate facing any more difficulties securing a quality tenant…

We have a few upcoming open houses scheduled, so we’ll see how things go. If the process drags again, I believe we will [click to continue…]


September 2014 Net Worth Update

by FI Fighter on October 5, 2014

in Net Worth

The new job is definitely consuming a lot more of my time than I had anticipated. I will update the first week findings in a separate post, but wow, things are already pretty intense!

My last job was extremely laid back, and I could come and go as I pleased. With the new gig, the pace is a lot faster and the stakes a lot higher… As a person who is striving so hard to reach early FI, perhaps it wasn’t [click to continue…]



Rental Property SH #1 is still undergoing rehab and it looks like we aren’t going to make our schedule of securing a tenant by October 01. As it turns out, we didn’t purchase enough laminate and had to rush order a few more [click to continue…]


Part 4: Japan Trip Report (August 17-19, 2014)

by FI Fighter on September 23, 2014

in Travel Updates


This is Part 4 of my Japan Trip report. For more details, please refer to the preceding sections of the  [click to continue…]



As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my partners and I still haven’t been able to rent out Rental Property SH #1 yet. This past weekend, we decided to take action and invest additional capital towards some light rehab [click to continue…]



My investment partners and I got the keys on Friday night and wasted little time in getting to work on Rental Property SH #2. Similar to our last side hustle, this Bay Area property was acquired essentially turnkey (rent-ready), and needed [click to continue…]


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It’s been a long, long time since I last posted about purchasing any individual stocks. Last Friday, I joined the legion of masses and got suckered into participating in the heavily hyped Alibaba (BABA) IPO!

Prior to the shares opening up to us small retail investors, I set a limit order of $75/share, and was hoping to purchase 100+ shares. I woke up early Friday morning and tuned into Bloomberg… And for the next few hours, I watched as the hype only seemed to grow and grow. Every five minutes, there was another BREAKING NEWS report about the stock [click to continue…]


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